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Advocacy Agenda

Greater Rochester Chamber advocates strongly for an environment that promotes the success of our members and of our economy at the local, state, and federal level. Each year, we survey our members and develop an Advocacy Agenda that focuses on key areas of member concern.

To make your voice heard on important issues that affect your business or organization, please reach out to us today.

2024 Advocacy Agenda

Our advocacy work is a collaborative process with our members. The above advocacy agenda is a living document that evolves as the priorities and concerns of our members change. If your business has a policy concern that Greater Rochester Chamber can advocate for on your behalf, please reach out to Chief of Staff Marc Cohen at

Current Advocacy Efforts
The Economic Impact of the Benefits Cliff
March 25, 2024

Voice of Business Blog The Benefits Cliff hurts both the hard-working individuals and families who end up unable to make ends meet after earning a raise and, in turn, the…

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Dual Enrollment: Creating Opportunities & Preparing the Next Generation of Workers
March 15, 2024

Voice of Business Blog Strengthening the Greater Rochester workforce pipeline and creating opportunities are critical to our role as regional lead for talent strategy, as part of the ROC2025 coalition.…

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Greater Rochester Chamber to Address Benefits Cliff as Key Advocacy Priority
February 26, 2024

Chamber News Release Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce has identified the Benefits Cliff as a key advocacy priority to address in 2024. The Benefits Cliff occurs when workers, especially those…

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The Benefits Cliff: Explained
February 21, 2024

Voice of Business Blog Getting a raise at work should help you get ahead, not set you back. But right now, this isn’t the case for our most vulnerable populations.…

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